>> announcer: this is al jazeera. from al jazeera's headquarters in doha. this is the newshour. here is what is coming up in the next 60 minutes. more meetings and calls for an end to the violence between israelis and palestinians. on the ground there's no change. where playing outside your home is not safe. tearful goodbyes in north korea, families that have not seen each
other for more than six years, part after brief reunions. >> and the sport, the new york mets book their place for the first time. i have the round up from all the action in the m b.a. begin germ where the u.s. secretary of state john kerry is meeting binyamin netanyahu. they are discussing the latest wave of violence in israel. 52 palestinians and nine israelis have been killed. barnaby phillips following the talks. john kerry - making statements ahead of official talks with binyamin netanyahu, what has he been saying. >> what he has been saying is that he's on a mission to calm the situation. what happened he's hoping is
that he can take a message from the meeting to mahmoud abbas, the palestinian leader who he's due to meet in jordan. on saturday, a short time ago, john kerry had this to say. >> obviously this conversation that you and i have is very important to help with the steps to be taken that take us beyond the condemnation, beyond the rhetoric. it is critical to end all violence as for the israeli prime minister, he was fairly uncompromising in his remarks. he reiterated that in his opinion israel was responding in a proportionate way and he said yet again israel had no dire to change the status of the
al-aqsa. i think it's type for the international community to say to mahmoud abbas to stop telling lies. lies that israel wants to tear down the al-aqsa, and lies that they are executing palestinians. all of that is false. we remain committed. we are the ones. israel is acting in any democracy would in the face of the attack. >> so with john kerry's involvement. does it seem like international pressure is increasing on binyamin netanyahu. >> yes, i would say it is. i would say the pace of international diplomacy is increasing. it doesn't mean that we are going to see the situation on the ground improve. we probably will not know for a
few days how successful the talks here in berlin were. at least until we know about the outcome of john kerry's subsequent meeting with mahmoud abbas, has he managed to take something from berlin that he can take to the palestinians, that will reassure them, that will improve the situation on the ground. >> thank you, barnaby referred to the situation on the ground. let's cross to mike hanna, to tell us what the situation there is like. >> well, we have a continuation of what attacks, palestinians attacking israelis using weapons, such as a knife, and in most cases getting shut down and killed at the same time. this has been ongoing now for a period of time. and this highlights a difficulty of applying a form of diplomatic
initiative to what is happening in terms of current events. these are sporadic, random. there's no organizers to arrest, there's no chain of command that can be cut. the idea of the atmosphere of encouraging such attacks may have some relevance to it. in all these talks of in citement, a point is lost in a way of what is the original cause of the counter wave of unrest. and that is the issue of the al-aqsa mosque compound or the status quo. that means the arrangements by which access to the area is determined. the arment from the palestinians strongly is that israel changed the arrangements unilaterally. and this led to a wave of public discontent that is taking place in the content of occupation.
so to actually address some kind of solution on the level of incitement is missing the point. john kerry, as barnaby mentioned is due to meet mahmoud abbas. the key issue is whether he's going to meet jordan, the king abdullah. the reason is it is jordan who administers the al-aqsa compound. the the work for the islamic trust which administers the compound in coordination and cooperation with israel. he has been arguing that binyamin netanyahu has gone back on an agreement that they reached last year. the issue from the king's point of view and the jordanian point of view is that if the situation is to be addressed in israel and the occupied territory, the debate about the al-aqsa compound has to be front and
center of those initiatives. >> got that, mike. let me ask you about something else. the focus rightly so has been on the number of deaths on the palestinian and israeli side that is increasing day by day. there are prisoners, human rights groups that came out and reported that hundreds of palestinians have been detained since october. what are the israeli and palestinian authorities saying about the arrests that have taken place across the territories. >> well, they have been occurring on a daily basis, but one must remember that even the current crisis arrests was a regular type of occurrence. what we have seen in recent face is a we've of arrests in specific areas of the west bank, near the town of hebron, in the heart of occupied west bank, where there has been a number of violence clashes erupting, were there have been a number of
attacks by israeli army, there has been a number of attacks by settlers in the area, and there has been a number of attacks by palestinians. what you see in that type of environment is the israeli army moving through, making a number of arrests. these people are selledom charged. they are kept to what is called administrative detention, allowing the army and the israeli authorities to hold these people for an indefinite period of time with no legal recourse or defense. this is on the rise as the human rights organizations point out. it's a consequence of activity on the ground, what is happening in each area at any specific time. >> thank you for that update from west jerusalem to yemen, where the humanitarian situation there is getting worse. the u.n. says 80% of the population is struggling to get access to drinking water, and
hygiene is a major issue. fighting damaged electricity lines. in some areas water is available for 30 minutes a day. children are most at risk. the u.n. says a lack of water and food is likely to lead to a rise in chronic malnutrition, if they survive the fighting. 557 children have been killed, more wounded. >> reporter: like most households your child's clothes. for this father it's a painful reminder of the dead son. he can still smell his scent in the clothes much >> translation: he used to play, jump on the bookshelf and share moments with his brother. he can't believe he's dead: >> reporter: he and four friends were injured playing outside his house. the president blames the houthi rebels, and echoed fears of
thousands of other children in war-torn yemen. >> reporter: don't bury me, he said. the medics can be heard assuring him he would be okay. but he died. his friends on the street cannot believe he's gone. >> translation: we were all playing here. some of us returned home moments before the shelling. we were all scared. my uncle was hit by shrapnel. may god save him and may god punish the aggressors. >> reporter: he was killed. he was standing here next to us. another child has become a victim in a war fought by adults. aid agencies hold them responsible. . >> it's heart-breaking. at least 573 children have been killed and 846 have been severely injured. it's a consequence of conflict, where everyone who is in this war is responsible for the death
of children in the air strikes, shelling. >> there has been more violence in tiaz, more fighting between government loyalists and houthi fighters, and more air strikes. more than a dozen people were more than a dozen people were killed in the residential areas, reportedly hit by houthi shells, but they blame saudi-led strikes for killing civilians. for the parents yet another child to bury. a lot other find the same risks unless adults can find a way to stop the fighting >> hashem ahelbarra joins us on set. nothing short of a catastrophe. >> this is a conflict going on for more than 7 months, there are huge differences between the parties. there are civilians that have been targeted, caught in the
crossfire and killed in the air strikes. the shellings of both parties - on one hand government troop and pro-government militia, and the houthis and forces loyal to the former president - it's a delicate situation. tales of suffering everywhere. >> when you talk about s, what are they, and what likelihood is there that the peace talks will succeed. >> based on 2216, the u.n. resolution, about the president abd-rabbu mansour hadi and the government says it means the houthi's should disarm and pull out of areas. houthis sent a letter to the united nations saying that we are willing to negotiate a frien friends -- comprehensive peace
plan in yemen. when it comes to an end by forces put out from yemen and they hand over the weapons, they want the militias to hand over the weapon. it's about president houthis, those forced to take power. they are trying to reconcile the dinses. i have been talking to different forces saying it will be a miracle. >> who has the upper hand at this point. 7 months after the war began, and several months later has it achieved what it set out to do? >> they managed to push the houthis from other parts of the country and are launching an offensive. the reason they are going after it. if they make significant gains
in tiaz, they would lay a siege of the capital. are the houthis tweeted, no. they have a huge influence in the north of the country. they are backed by the forces loyal to abd-rabbu mansour hadi. we are basically talking about areas still under their control. here at the newshour, there's more to come. we'll be live in slovenia, where the flow of refugees will grow. hillary clinton faces questions over the 2012 attack on the u.s. mission in benghazi, plus. >> i'm andy richardson at the world athletics championships, asking if the marking of the sport is keeping pace with the
athletes first, a reunion between north and south korean families has come to an end. relatives divided for 60 years were allowed to meet after 60 days. more from harry fawcett in seoul. >> reporter: all the participates in the event new they were entering a bittersweet . i am sad now, it's time to say goodbye, even if some tried to insist otherwise. this 81-year-old told his elder sister we will meet again, don't worry. 88-year-old north korean told his family they would meet once more when the countries were reunified.
on tuesday, we followed the story of this south korean, reunited with a husband she last saw when they were teenagers. he had been full of life, cajoling. thursday, he, unlike his wife who remarried, seemed every one of his 83 years and more. watching the images spurs emotions. seoul is open to talks on any subject. north korean media talked about a new chapter in relations. the family reunion event fell victim to the flux to the inter-korean relationship. tens of thousands on the list are used to disappointment. >> reporter: outside the hotel buses waited to take the south koreans home. many were desperate for a last moment of contact. the vestige of warmth to take with them. on saturday, another group of
south koreans will arrive here, and on monday, they, too, will leave. the 20th reunion of families will be over police in slovenia say more than 12,000 refugees and migrants arrived in the space of 24 hours, the army arrived at its border with croatia to help police deal with the influx. slovenia want help and is reaching out to the e.u. what is the situation there now, with the new influx of refugees? >> hi. i can say that the situation on the ground is tough. especially for those in the camp behind me here, caught out last night with no shelter because of a fire in the camp, where a them of tents caught on fire and were destroyed. so, to sum it up, cold, angry, miserable and hungry, with the
volunteers we speak to saying there aren't enough water and food to feed people, keep people watered, and they are angry because they can't get out of the camp to move on in the movement into western europe, through now aiming through the border into austria and on to places like germany. this is the problem that is happening from their point of view. the slovenians themselves feel overwhelmed, unable to cope with the sudden huge influngary clos. they need support. we have police, military police and units, even in riot gear. a lot of tensions. i spoke to a refugee who had been pepper sprayed because they were trying to keep them back. they were trying to get out and move on. they are getting registered and escorted little by little in the buses, and taken onwards.
but families here have been separated. all that adding to the anguish. >> you mentioned hungary a moment ago. we know the prime minister of hungary is in spain. what has he said about the situation. >> yes, well, there's a summit of conservative parties meeting in madrid at the moment. he made comments late yesterday about how this influx of refugees threatens to undermine the whole democratic process in europe, and a threat to the democratic order, which is the kind of language one would expect from the right center of politics. of course, the european union concerned by how to go forward. we expect the migration minister to visit slovenia to see how
serious it is getting, and later this week there'll be a summit of an emergency meeting of balkan leaders discussing with the commission how to go forward. >> thank you for that update from slovenia. >> hillary clinton is to face questions. hopes for succeeding president obama. >> reporter: the attack on the u.s. mission - why it happened is in dispute. first blamed on a widespread reaction to an anti-islam video. the u.s. state department revealed there was no protest outside the mission prior to the
attack. >> what difference does it make, it is our job to figure out what happened and do what we can to prevent it happening again. >> the select congressional committee on benghazi said for 17 months it spent 4.5 million to do that. calling back to capital hill, former secretary of state hillary clinton in charge at the time. since 2012, there has been multiple hearings and reports, few new details about the attack. what the republican led committee uncovered is during her time as secretary of state, clinton had been using a private server for government email, classified information. there's an f.b.i. investigation into her emails. whether she's brought to justice remains to be seen. thee brought this upon herself, not the republicans or congress.
>> after a televised interview with the number two leader, democrats charged the email revelation has little to do with the benghazi security investigation and are accusing the committee of conducting nothing more than a smear campaign to destroy hillary clinton's presidential ambitions. >> everybody thought hillary clinton was unbeatable, right. we put together a benghazi special committee. >> this is all about a tax-pair funded political effort to derail hillary clinton. that is a problem. >> reporter: especially for the victim's family who want an explanation for the poor security the night their relatives died u.s., britain, france and germany want the u.n. security council to punish iran for a ballistic missile test.
the u.s. described the test as provocative. but separate from the nuclear deal signed with iran in july. police in mexico arrested six people accused of helping joaquin guzman escape from prison, including his brother-in-law and a pilot prosecutors say flew him out of town. they believe he supervised the tunnel that el chapo used to escape air france staff planning to demonstrate outside the french government. we cross to david. give us some background about the dispute. >> the air for instance which is, of course, the national carrier has been slipping down the premier league of the aviation industry of the last few years. the main competitors are the short haul flight.
people like easyjet and new competition from the gulf airlines, especially emirates on the long haul flights. over the last few years they've been operating for four conservative years at a net loss. they have posted a profit this year. the costs are too high. if you look at the long haul flights, the pilots fly something like 20% less, or fewer hours than the main rivals. it's one set of costs that the managers of air france have to cope with. they have to get savings of $2 billion by 2017. how they get that is trying to be decided today. we saw the effects when the workers and demonstrators ripped their shirts off. we saw that. it is a build up at the moment.
unions seem determined to resist attempts to cut savings. we'll see if there can be concessions on either side. >> that's what i want to ask you, whether there's a sign much them coming up with a compromise, and i'll let you know we are showing pictures of an earlier demonstration in october. >> it's not a good place to be in the human resources department of air france. there's a lot of anger on the grea streets. the management want 2, #00 jobs cut. they say they'll be vulnerable. they'll make a step back saying it will be fewer than 1,000 jobs. they need cost efficiency
savings, making the pilots ply more hours and making savings elsewhere. there's no signs of concession. they are talking room for improvement. what they may be, we have no idea. the unions are standing firm. >> thank you very much for that update from the weather with ro. >> it's that time of year. italy and balkans hit badly. this was developing storms, the whole system wound of, crossing italy and headed to alpine why and greece. hit by heavy rains. the effect. rain is behind napless, in
benevento. this is a flash flood situation. chances are something dollar is happening in greece. we'll have pictures as they come in. it's not over yet. this is how it looks. the forecast takes the rain slowly east, allowing things to dry out in italy. not quite in greece, and the balkans are showery, it's not just this part that is hit. the system links to the tropics, you have weather in a dry place turning wet. the heaviest rain is more likely to be near the coast of north africa. in tunisia, this part of the world is stormy and will be for months to come. >> stay with us. still ahead - seeking protection.
women displaced by war in south sudan say they are too scared to go back home. >> and telling refugees stories in a different way. an australian artist shows us his take on the crisis. it was change in the middle of a top match in brazil. jo will be here and will tell you why. that is coming up in sports. the only way to get better is to challenge yourself, and that's what we're doing at xfinity. we are challenging ourselves to improve every aspect of your experience. and this includes our commitment to being on time. every time. that's why if we're ever late for an appointment, we'll credit your account $20. it's our promise to you. we're doing everything we can to give you the best experience possible. because we should fit into your life.
palestinian territories. 52 palestinians and nine israelis have been killed. a reunion for separated north and south korean families ended. relatives split up 50 years ago were allowed to meet at a mountain resort in the north. 12,000 refugees and migrants arrived in croatianer. police are at the boarder to help deal with the influx thousands in south sudan face death by starvation. tens of thousands of others are on the brink of famine. the warning issued by a food security groups saying famine has not officially been prepared but described the worse positions seen. >> people displace the by the war are scared to leave the safety of camps. the peace deal has not reassured
many of those forced from their homes, from juba annika reports. >> in some ways it's o down like others. people do their shopping, residents complain when the rubbish overflows, children play in streets. it's a protection of civilian site, and 30,000 live rs. >> a peace deal was signed in august. under the terms the i suggest politician should come back forming a government. with the war over, people are urged to go back to the home. these protection of civilian sites tell a story that the politics doesn't. that is in places where the fighting stops. there are people in south sudan that don't feel safe in their own country. these are women that say they were raped when they went outside the barbed wire fence. they are singing to celebrate
their survival. tasks like collecting firewood or to the market fills them with fear. this woman was raped and doesn't see why the return of the opposition would make it safer for her to go home. >> if it's the same people in power, the same problems will never finish. the atrocities were committed by the same government. it may be safe in the wire, life has little dignity. >> translation: it's been hard from the day we arrive. we can't leave the poc. the food is provided by the world food programme. water comes from humanitarian organizations. for the people, war nor peace holds promise. let's return to the stop story, the diplomatic calls for an end to the violence palestinians and israelis.
joining us from london. according to a few sources, palestinian and european, kerry's trip in berlin, meeting with the prime minister binyamin netanyahu, and carey is meant to focus on one major issue that a lot say is the root cause of what is happening, the status quo of the al-aqsa compound. if he does that, will talks succeed. >> i doubt it whether the meeting between john kerry and binyamin netanyahu will bruce results. this is symbolic, americans are concerned about the escalation of violence. the reality is that the americans will say to binyamin netanyahu, we need to freeze the situation. kerrry has lowered explanations
saying we have to proceed cautiously. i doubt whether kerrry would increase pressure on binyamin netanyahu, to stop killing the palestinians. more than 2,000 palestinians killing without pressure on the prime minister. i think the situation is bound to remain as it is, if not to escalate in the next few days or weeks. >> what do you think will happen with the meetings held with mahmoud abbas, and the king of jordan. the al-aqsa is administered by them. what have you their role be. >> you'll here and wait and see. john kerry will address the need for less incitement. this is the key word it's a key
word that the burden is on the palestinians. what has happened is actions in the contested jerusalem holy place, the excessive use of force, you will not hear about the talks, it's not just the al-aqsa, but the spark that ignited hostilities at the end of september. the reality is the palestinians are squeezed. there's no or life at the end of the tunnel. the israeli occupation of palestinian lands, the americans
have not said the magic word. israel must begin the process of this engagement. >> if we are to go by what you are saying, there seems to be no hope going forward. what happens next and what is the solution. according to a poll, half support the idea of a two state solution, is it dead in the water? >> what binyamin netanyahu and the right wing in israel are doing, they are cancelling the 2-state solution. and these are not my words. even in israel, leading electuals and scholars say that the actions by the right wing government, building settlements, stealing territories, cancelling the
two-state solution. the two state solution is what. this is the revenge of history. binyamin netanyahu on the right wing, elements in israel is bringing about the solution they dislike the most. let's talk about john kerry. this is what is the american's responsibility for this. the obama administration struck twice. at the beginning of the firm and last year to broker a settlement. it lost because binyamin netanyahu said no. what did the americans said? hardly anything. this remind me what we teach our opportunities, the term the tail was the dog. the dog must be - begin to bark and basically not allow the tail to wag the dog. america's vital interests are engaged, as you said, with
jordan, the palestinians, the gulf state. without americans beginning the process, exerting pressure on binyamin netanyahu - and i am not just saying it for political reasons. without the u.s. pressure, binyamin netanyahu, building settlements, if this round is over tomorrow, there'll be others in the next few months and years. >> thank you for joining us from london. >> south africa's president is to meet leaders furious about plans to increase tuition fees. students tried to storm parliament. there are protests today. we go to johannesburg, and we are joining our correspondent to tell us the mood of the students there. >> students in johannesburg are
frustrated as university students say that they are receiving little feed back and are not hearing what they want to. we are in the center of town. students passed by. there's a significant police presence, and this is one of those adding to it. especially after they saw what happened. when students approach parliament, get through the gates and they were stopped by police and had stun grenades firt at them, and 50 were arrested. some of those were in court. others have been released on a warning. students in johannesburg are concerned they could face the same kind of policing. v they are eager to see what is happening in the next couple of days. what do we expect to come out of the meeting tomorrow?
this meeting between the president, and chair people of councils are a long-time coming. protests in johannesburg have gone on for longer than a week. the talks are expected to - what students want is they want the government to come up and say we are not raising fees. they are not happy with the 6% cap that the government came up with. they can't afford those fees and don't want a rise to the fees going forward. we expect to see members from the african council meet. students are not happy. they say they have been excluded and the political elements are at play, and this is leading to a stalemate. this is what the government is calling it. >> thank you for that update.
half of vancouver's government has been sentenced to gaol for bribery. 13 members of personality are accused of accepting $300,000 from the goout yi prime minister. the parliamentary speaker used his powers to pardon himself and colleagues. that was overturned after he returned from a tri republic of congo protest the president. protests began earlier against the president's bid to extend a 30 year stay. an office will decide whether to end the constitution an australian artist is winning acclaim for his works, the plight of refugees, amex's works are on display this australia and france. he hopes people will respond to
his work. andrew thomas reports from sydney. >> reporter: he's a plumber in sydney. four years ago he was a refugee, a boat person. after his father was murdered by the taliban, he fled as a child, coming by pakistan and indonesia to australia, aboard an overcrowded fishing boat. >> i was very scared that we were going to die, and people were crying to go back to indonesia, not go to australia, because it would be a hard journey. >> reporter: he made it. thousands of similar journeys have not. drowning between indonesia and australia. stories like this were what inspired the artist alex seaton, his sculptures reflecting the plight of refugees taking to the sea. this is titled someone else's problem depicts discarded panels.
it is familiar scene familiar from news reports of boat parts washed up on the beaches. hinting at death. >> i use a lot of marble, and to create awareness, creating memorial to a tragedy. i think there's a certain power in that. >> other works include this - titled someone died trying to have a life like mine. discarded life jackets. strewn along the beach, and these seeming like children's paper boats, but again like two -- tombstones made of marble. >> the artist developed this and other pieces in 2013/'14 in response to the way australia government was dealing with refugees, this year the crisis in europe made his hart just as relevant there. thousands of refugees died trying to across the mediterranean. the journey is on display in paris. it was developed in response to the australian experience.
and was familiar to anyone watching reports from europe. >> my works cut through the politicization of the issue and speak to the heart of the refugee crisis and the asylum seekers issue. >> seeing seaton's artwork is the fear he experienced on its journey, but it is policy makers and those that influenced them is an artist most wanted to engage. stay with us on the newshour. joe will be here with the sports news, and she will tell us
jo is here with an update on the sport. >> the biggest ever power athletics world championships is getting under way in doha on thursday. organizers hope the scale is matched by levels of support. after the runaway success of the runaway 2012 paralympics, maintaining interest. hitting the standards to compete at the athletic championships is one thing. getting the world to pay attention, another. after the huge success and profile of the 2012 paralympics, some fear the sport lost momentum. >> we have to work together at every level to profile the sport. people love it. everywhere i go i get love and
support. there are people that don't like it and don't know that we exist. >> in london 2012, people were focused less an disability and more on the ability of athletes to produce world-class performance, the challenge is how to keep star performers in the public eye. the athletes are keeping up their part of the bargain. performance levels have never been better. >> you need to make it interesting, you need to make core race, run fast and give people a party. >> the guys tie the distances. people understand that, you know, to jump 8 meters plus, run sub 11, you have to do the training as much as your olympic counter part. >> some para-athletic
disciplines make guest appearances at elite diamond league athletic meets, but since london, the i.p.c. focused an developing a series of stand-alone events. a long-term strategy, but in the short term result. in small crowds and media coverage. events into the diamond league or the olympics is not practical. >> paralympic sports and athletics is complicated. it's not running the 42 event, but over a multiple of impair. type. >> with 32 athletes, these are the biggest ever para-athletic championships, the show case involved, making it a sport in its own terms. australian wheelchair racer
kurt furnly is a 3-time gold medallist and joins me live. how important is this event for para-athletics. >> i think that this is a real good gauge leading into the paralympics in rio in 2016. it's the first time i have seen the highest level of sports coming into the region, it's a - it's another step to be able to reach out to the world and show what we do with a greater intere t been competing for 15 years. how has the sport and reception to it changed in that time. >> i think the acceptance of people with disabilities is the real enjoyment of sport, the idea of rehabilitation is out the window, and the idea that we are well respected and well
trained professional athletes is the biggest change. >> where does the sport go from here, could you see para-athletes competing in events like the diamond league. >> i raised inable-bodied olympic games, and games through the commonwealth and raced in major marathons all around the world. i see paralimp sport never combining as in the paralympics. we have figured out who we are, i can't imagine needing to go into another competition. diamond league hopefully will continue to grow, but ver a separate event. world example yogships need to stand on their own. >> going back to this week, what
are your goals for the world championship this week. >> it's been a little while since i raced on the track during the 1500 and the 5,000. i hadn't raced those event in the field of 2012. i have been pretty successful in the marathon. i won in chicago. i know i'm in good distance. it's to get a gauge on the rest of the world to see what everyone is doing, and you aim to be the best, you know, but realistic, from a personal experience, every athlete out there is going to get those. i line up, hopefully for a podium. >> we wish you all the best. thank you for speaking to us here in al jazeera. >> thank you. >> the new york mets are into baseball's world series after sweeping the series with the
chicago cubs 1-0. fans had little faith left as they trailed 3-0. new york mets took no timebooking their place. lucas with three home run, mets out of site 8-1 courtesy of daniel murphy. the mets winning 8-3, for the first time in 15 years. >> holding off elimination, a home town facingci lead the bes series 3-2 and advance with a win on friday. >> real madrid and paris st. germaine dropped their first points in the u.e.f.a. champion's league. playing out a 0-0 draw in paris. it's the first time they failed to score in a group game.
both joint leaders of group a. manchester city left it late. they were 1-0 down when nick bonino equalized. kevin de bruyne's winner in the 97th minute. >> we know it's important for the trust of the players, for them to arrive to an important game on sunday, winning, not losing, we need to continue improving what we are doing manchester united had to fight back from a draw. moscow were 2-0 winners. atletico madrid cruising to a victory. juventus stayed top. turkish side rally to beet benfica 2-1. >> brazil's top cup competition - both matches had
to be halted for different reasons. the first leg held up for 20 minutes when the flood lights failed. seconds after kick off. if that was not bad enough, a half-time storm blew in, soaking the pitch. despite poor conditions santos managed to win 3-1 a patch with palmy are yous was suspended when the referee decided the team's strips was similar. one had to change. a white strip was found, following a frenzied change. wearing the original kit, they triumed 2-1 in the first leg. >> the first world indigenous games kick off in brazil. mexico sending 70 athletes to participate. and are bringing an ancient ball game.
john holman reports. >> reporter: first comes the ritual commending the players to the full winds and mother earth. then battle begins, this is a ball game from the people of south-west mexico. they say it's been around for 3,000 years. this week it's on its way to brazil. a moex can port included in the first mexican games. >> translation: it's a revindication of us as indigenous people. we are taken into account. our customs are respected. we dan share what we are and do. >> this is a popular tradition alt sport in the country. fast and rough, it's attracting young players from village kids, university students searching for something different. >> here we leave it on the
street. we don't need a pitch, grass. we run over stones, it's more exciting. >> we resemble an ancestors. instead of goals, the aim of the team is to do what the team did, get the ball past the line chalked at the end of the street, past the played anywher. >> the ancient group saw them as a struggle between the gods. a game fortold whether they bless the harvest or strike the people with sickness. each player carves their own stick. it's intended to be a part of themselves, as they are at the heart of the pitcher's traditions. >> it's really important that we keep hold of our cultural routes. that gives us our identity. we know who we are. simon is packing his suitcase. >> carla and the team win the final in the latest tournament.
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on the hot seat hillary clinton testifying once against about her role in the benghazi attacks that killed four americans, including ambassador chris stevens. >> it is absolutely critical to end all incitement and violence. the push for peace, the secretary of state meets with israel's leader in an effort to stop escalating violence in israel and the occupied palestinian territories. and why wales watching is taking on a different meaning - this time from the